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Democracy Now! Friday, April 18, 2003


Published April 18, 2003


Dr. April Hurley, Recently Back From Baghdad, Speaks About Ali Ismaeel Abbas, the Badly-Burned Child Amputee Wounded in a Missile Strike On His House
“Can you help me get my arms back? Do you think the doctors can get me another pair of hands? If I don’t get a pair of hands I will commit suicide.” These were the words of 12 year-old Ali Ismaeel Abbas who lost his lower arms, was orphaned and received severe burns when a missile hit his home 10 days ago.

A Debate Between the Southern Baptist Convention, the Council On American-Islamic Relations and a Professor of Religious Studies On Christian Missionary Groups Heading to Iraq
Christian relief agencies are hot on the heels of the invading US army to enter Iraq and provide humanitarian aid–as well as a touch of the gospel.

Bechtel Group Wins First Major Iraq Reconstruction Contract
The Bush administration has awarded the Bechtel Group the first major contract for Iraq’s reconstruction.

On the 100th Anniversary of the Publication of 'The Souls of Black Folk' a Look at the Life of W.E.B. Dubois
“Herein lie buried many things which if read with patience may show the strange meaning of being black here at the dawning of Twentieth Century. This meaning is not without interest to you, Gentle Reader; for the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line.” That was how writer and civil rights leader W.E.B. DuBois opened his landmark work "The Souls of Black Folk.

Ghetto Life 101: Lealan Jones Speaks About War and the Radio Documentary He Made 10 Years Ago in Southside Chicago
Ten years ago LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman were given tape recorders and microphones and a little guidance on how to use the equipment.


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